Webwire: Taobao in monopoly probe; Huawei mulls cloud deals

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Chinese online shopping portal Taobao is under investigation by industry regulators over allegations of operating a monopoly.
 
Huawei is considering making some acquisitions or forging partnerships to help boost its cloud computing software capabilities, according to the company's CTO.
 
SK Telecom and KT both plan to launch the iPhone 4S in South Korea on November 11.
 
Nokia is trialling a network of 26 free Wi-Fi hotspots in London that can be accessed from any brand of compatible handset, however users face stringent restrictions on access speed.
 
China Mobile has signed up close to 5 million Wi-Fi-only iPhone users in the last four months, despite having yet to reach a deal for Apple to make a version for its TD-SCDMA network.
 
Nokia plans to push for a re-entry into the US smartphone market early next year, introducing WP7 devices through multiple carriers, according to CEO Stephen Elop.
 
Who guitarist Pete Townshend claims Apple is draining the lifeblood from the music industry by destroying the value of copyright.
 
RIM has formed what it is calling a “SWAT team” to investigate the causes of the recent three-day BlackBerry outage, in a bid to restore confidence in its services.

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